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Southold News: ‘Trains, Trains, Trains’ at the Reichert Center

I think the weather is confused. Not only is my love of snow being fed, but daffodils are popping up all over town. I wonder what will come next?

The first birthdays involve belated wishes to Ginny Corazzini, who celebrated Feb. 7, and Kim Jobes, who did the same on the 8th. Also celebrating are Peggy Murphy on Feb. 14; Corey Pontino, Scott DeSimone and Karen Van Bourgondien on Feb. 16; Sean McHugh, Feb. 17; Paulette Ofrias, Feb. 18; Liam Mullen, Feb. 19; and Toni Ann Sinning and Hanna DeSimone on Feb. 21. Happy birthday, y’all!

Happy anniversary to two wonderful couples: Dan and Lois Manfredi on Feb. 12 and Donna and Robert Mosquera, whose 25th anniversary is Feb. 17.

All aboard, all you train lovers! The Southold Historical Society will host a weekend of “Trains, Trains, Trains” at the Reichert Center, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, from 1-4 p.m. There will be plenty of activities for children, and at 2 p.m. Railroad Museum of Long Island president Don Fisher will speak about the train layouts.

The North Fork Animal Welfare League will host the third annual “Winter is for the Dogs” Comedy Night Saturday, Feb. 20, at Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard in Peconic. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with John LaRocchia starting the show at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $30 at or at the door for $40. This is a 21-and-older event; wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Speaking of the shelter, it’s in need of donations of pet-safe ice melt, office supplies, large dog sweaters, coats and fleece, canned cat food, “like new” dog houses and peanut butter. Any questions, call 631-765-1811, ext. 1.

An afternoon of entertaining storytelling will take place at Southold Free Library Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. Marilyn Weigold of Southold, a professor at Pace University, will talk about her book, “Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks.” Refreshments will be served.

To honor National Poetry Month in April, the library will showcase a gallery featuring the creative work of North Fork poets. To submit a poem, drop it off at the library, along with a few sentences about the poet’s background, or email it to Vivian Eyre at [email protected] The submission deadline is Friday, March 4. The poetry gallery will open April 1 and a reception and reading is planned for Saturday, April 23. 

My next deadline is Sunday, Feb. 21, but feel free to get your information to me earlier. Have a wonderful two weeks.

Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.